San Jose Sharks Acquire Christian Jaros

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The San Jose Sharks have acquired defenceman Christian Jaros via trade. The 24-year-old has not yet played this year. In exchange, the Sharks sent forward Jack Kopacka and a seventh-round selection for the 2022 Draft to the Ottawa Senators. Kopacka was acquired from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for Trevor Carrick. San Jose announced the series of moves Wednesday afternoon.

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Sharks Acquire Christian Jaros

The 24-year-old Jaros has the most experience of any skater included in this deal. The 6’4″, 220-pound defender has 76 games across parts of three seasons, all with Ottawa. He posted just three assists, 14 hits and 12 blocks in 13 games in 2019-20. His only significant action has been 2018-19, when Jaros collected one goal and 10 points in 61 games while adding 110 hits and 82 blocks. He’s been a consistent bottom-pairing option when he has seen the ice, as evidenced by his career 13:32 of ice time. The Senators originally selected Jaros in the fifth round of the 2015 Draft.

The Ducks acquired a seldom-used defender in the form of Carrick. The 6’2″ Ontario native has no points in seven games across four seasons. He has been a fine contributor at the AHL level with almost 400 games, however. The former fourth-round selection from 2012 has 50 goals and 204 points while skating for AHL affiliates in Charlotte and San Jose. Carrick looks like another forechecking option for a Ducks blueline that is searching for additional depth in the event of further injury.

Kopacka is a Ducks draftee from 2016 who has very modest AHL numbers.

What This Trade Means

This trade represents marginal improvements for each franchise. San Jose gets the player with the most experience to act as a bottom-pairing option for its blueline. There is a reasonable chance Jaros will contribute in 2020-21 only so San Jose can experiment a bit with pairings as it tries to rebuild for 2021-22. Anaheim and Ottawa both acquire average players to reinforce weak points in their organizations, but neither should be much of a factor moving forward.

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